The unsung gem in Olivier’s cellar, the ‘17 rendition Concis is a gorgeously vivid, fragrant wine, ably showing the focus and cut of the vintage. There is a low-slope richness present that adds texture and dimension to what is, ultimately, a wine of purity and precision. The site and the vintage are dancing gracefully here. Jason
Chassagne Montrachet Concis du Champs is an overlooked downslope cuvée from Lamy, but I always appreciate its rich personality. On the nose, the '17 is showing the most reductive notes from his lineup. It’s smoky, mineral, with tons of citrus. There's meyer lemon zest, a touch of honeysuckles, and parmesan reggiano. The palate has a good focus but with flesh as well. I love the leesy texture and long saline finish, which is a signature of the domaine. Very satisfying wine. Daniel
The 2017 Concis du Champs is vivid with bright green apple and honeysuckle on the nose. This is textbook Lamy with its combination of generous midpalate and crackling acidity and salinity through the back. The wine is in many ways a study of contrasts- with leesy richness yet a steely backbone. The wine is focused and energetic, and gives the lingering impression of a wine which will continue to age in its harmonious balance for a long time to come.
A word on the Domaine: Olivier Lamy has seemingly been improving every vintage, with markedly more energy in the fruit and better integrated oak than in the past. Furthermore, with the attention to clonal material and willingness to experiment with alternate canopy training schemes and high-density planting, Olivier is clearly ahead of his time. His obsessive determination can be felt in the precision with which he renders these impeccable whites.